90 Resurrection of 817 N. Notre Dame Ave. 

All five roommates from the 817 N. Notre Dame Ave. house (RIP) were in Virginia to celebrate Kevin McCormack’s recent wedding. The five included myself, Mack, Billy Fitzpatrick, Tom Eck and Steve “The Stallion” Perenich. This was the first time all five of us were together since graduation and we did our best to re-create some of the highlights of senior year. Kevin is commercial banking leader for Greater Washington for Wells Fargo. Also in attendance at the wedding were Pete Beeman ’91 and Paul Damm. Paul reports that he and his wife, Christi, have lived in Northern Virginia since 1994. He is a director at Cisco where he has worked since 2002. Their eldest son, Jack, is a junior at CU Boulder and their youngest, Annaliese, is a freshman at UC Santa Barbara. Carla and Joe McIntyre recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have six daughters including Ashley, Amanda, Audrey, Marissa, Mikayla and Maddie. They also have six grandchildren. Joe works in finance for an IT company, and they reside in Las Cruces NM. I ran into Eileen and Dave Dwortz after the Wisconsin game in Chicago. It was a quick visit as they were off to a St. Ed’s reunion, which included Tim Flood, Wendy and Jim Milligan, Paul Gleixner, Brian Shea, John Rossmiller, Mark Wiltberger, Greg Athas, Sonali Karnik and Erich Straub, and Danny Gordon, who made the trip back from his home in Saudi Arabia with his son, Elijah. Please keep track of us on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at 1990.undclass.org. Go Irish. — Marty Falkenberg; 23 Casselton Road, Raymond ME 04071; 847-323-4717; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com 


90MBA Class SecretaryDave Wilson;

104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com


90JD Class SecretaryCathy (Pollock) Gregory;



91 Many Accolades 

Eamon McEnnany made it out to Chicago in September for a Cubs/Irish double dip and had a blast celebrating the win over Wisconsin with Glenn Cocoman, Ricardo Gonzalo, Doyle Olson and Meg (McKenna) Smith. Eamon just finished his fifth year as one of the lead studio anchors at SNY. His main show is SportsNite at 11 p.m. and he also works on Baseball Night in New York and NY Mets Pregame. Eamon is a busy man. Liz (Holtz) Messaglia continues her love of horses and competes in national and international sanctioned three-day horse shows. This past year, she won her divisions at the Virginia Horse Trials, Fair Hill International Horse Trials and River Glenn Horse Trials. She recently received the Amateur Impact Award, a national award given by the governing body for her sport. Liz lives on a horse farm outside of Indianapolis with her family, Mike Messaglia ’90, ’93JD, Zach, Beth ’22 and Jacob. Jen (Salmon) Tooker won a very close race to be elected first selectwoman of Westport CT. Lisa (Monkman) Seeber MD writes, “We have been back in the US for two years after our two-year stint in New Zealand. Our eldest, AJ, age 17, started college at Wyoming Catholic College and has survived his inaugural three-week backpacking trip with his classmates. Our other seven kids are ages 16, 14, 13, 12, 11, 9 and 7 and remain at home with my husband, Chris, who took over the homeschooling when he retired from the Army. I am working as a family medicine physician with some leadership time for Essentia Health in Virginia MN. Any Domers coming to the far north are welcome to drop in.” Brigadier GenJeff Hurlbert was installed as the 32nd commandant of the National War College, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington DC. The National War College educates future leaders of the armed forces, the Department of State and other civilian agencies, as well as senior foreign military officers, for high-level policy, command and staff responsibilities by conducting a senior-executive-level course of study in the theory, development and assessment of national security strategy. Jeff, wife Stephanie and their eight children live on Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC. Will Clark writes, “I am living in New Haven CT with my wife, Djuna, and our three kids. Our oldest son graduated from Sarah Lawrence College this past year and is living his best life in Brooklyn. Our middle boy is a junior at Vassar College and our daughter is a junior in high school in New Haven. I have been appointed a superior court judge by Gov. Ned Lamont in Connecticut. I have practiced law in Connecticut with a focus on employment and education law. For the last decade, I have served as chief operating officer for two of the largest school districts in the state: New Haven and Waterbury. I follow in the footsteps of my father, Joseph B. Clark ’54, who was also a superior court judge in Connecticut until his death in 1999.” Jeanne (Lewanski) Langen and her husband Michael are proud that their eldest son, Alexander Langen, will be attending the U of Tennessee in the fall. John J. Bannan and Maria (Saveria) Bilotti ’95JD are overjoyed that their son, Nicholas V. Bannan, will attend Notre Dame as a freshman this fall. Joe Sampson was promoted to managing director (partner) with Alvarez & Marsal. He is based out of Indianapolis and specializes in mergers and carve-outs for private equity firms. Sarah (Esterline) Sampson ’92 and Joe have 10 kids. Their eldest daughter, Courtney (Sampson) Stocks ’17, is married and works for Deloitte in Denver. Their eldest son, Alex Sampson ’22, is a four-year ND cheerleader and one of this year’s Leprechauns. Joe had a blast catching up with the Grace Hall Bachelor’s Bounty guys at this year’s Purdue game and will do his best to be at the reunion this summer. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1991 page. We have 670 members. — Suzi (Criqui) Mueller; suzi@cbglobalsearch.com 


91MBA Travels and Graduations

Karta Intan visited the US for the first time since COVID. He went to visit his son, who is finishing graduate school at the U of Illinois. After following up on some Indonesian-US business relations, Karta spent time with Shouvik Dutta in Chicago and Scott Trossen in Ann Arbor. After two months in the US, his wife and daughter joined him as they toured the Southeast. They returned to Jakarta on Jan. 15. Daniel Maus reports that his son, Kevin ’20, will finally have a graduation ceremony at the end of May. Two weeks prior, his daughter Nora ’22 will graduate. Daniel said that his family is very grateful with the way in which Notre Dame has worked to ensure the safety of students during the pandemic while working to keep the campus open. Join the Class of 1991MBA Facebook group. Please keep sharing your news. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Congratulations

After a long and distinguished career, Mike Maher, retired in November. He last worked as the global head of the financial crime team for one of the world’s largest international financial institutions. In the next chapter of his life, Mike and his wife, Barbara, will be supporting Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to people in need around the world. Mike and Barbara also look forward to spoiling and spending time with their five grandchildren. Mike also asked me to pass along his thanks to our class for acts of kindness shown to him during our first year. Prior to spring finals, Mike’s home was burglarized. Several items, including his word processor and disks that stored his class notes and outlines, were taken in the burglary. He thought that this was a sign to return to the Marine Corps. When our class heard about his predicament, he was inundated with notes and outlines. He has never forgotten your benevolent acts and wanted to express his gratitude to all. Bill Meyer sent an update about his family. Bill is a senior attorney and litigator at the Overland Park KS office of SouthLaw. His practice focuses on creditor rights, lender liability and complex commercial litigation. Bill and his wife, Terri, experienced some interesting travels in 2021, including a Colorado blizzard and a lengthy Uber ride from St. Louis to Kansas City when an airline abandoned them. Their eldest daughter, Abby, is in her third year at ND in the College of Architecture and studying in Rome this year. Zach, their son, is in his plebe year at the US Naval Academy. He plays the tuba and plays with the Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. Sophia, the youngest, is a high school junior and starting to look at colleges. She is active in choir, cross-country and track. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; cell 515-249-9235; marthatrout@gmail.com 


92 30-Year Reunion Upon Us 

We still cannot believe it is almost our 30th reunion. Where did time go? If you have not registered and want to learn more, check out reunion.nd.edu. Kristi Busack is working on a Thursday happy hour for those arriving that night. Congrats to LaPhonso Ellis and his induction into ND’s Ring of Honor in December. He is the ninth individual to receive this honor. The Phonz is a college basketball commentator for ESPN.  He was joined at the ceremony by former basketball manager Frank Augustyniewicz and former teammates and spouses including: Jennifer (Switzer) and Keith Tower, Damon Sweet and Elmer Bennett. Frank shared that he also saw classmates Stan Kolis and Phill Holloway, as well as Chris Ebberwein ’93. The basketball reunion included the upset of Kentucky. Icing on the cake. Mary Noland is the North Central Regional Counsel for the US Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. She is the first female attorney to hold this position at this location. When not working, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, and kids Charlotte and Teddy.  They enjoyed watching the NC football game with fellow Howard Hall dormmate Christal Henderson and Mary’s niece Molly Clendenin, a sophomore at ND. Elaine DeBassige set a goal COVID could not take down. She wanted to visit all 50 states before the end of her 50th year. She reached her goal with quite the getaway. Her last stop was Hawaii. A once-in-a-lifetime goal was achieved by Dr. Tara (McDonald) Morrison on Oct. 9. Tara completed her first Ironman triathlon in The Woodlands TX. This accomplishment entailed a 2.4-mile swim (3.9K), 112-mile bike (180.2K), and 26.2-mile run (42.2K). Engineer and volleyballer Jennifer Slosar, CEO of Smart Foam, is working on shoe inserts with the technology to track your steps without battery replacement.  Gadget and tools are getting smarter these days so check out startengine.com/smartfoam for more info about all the ways foam is getting smarter, including yoga mats. Monique White traveled from her home in the Netherlands to the states to complete a four-day series of races at Walt Disney World called the Dopey Challenge. The four events totaled 48.6 miles with the last day/race entailing a full marathon, 26.2 miles. Congrats to Caroline Goles who started a new position in January as VP of digital sales strategy at Pax8, a cloud management marketplace. Tasha Alexander shared on FB that ABC has bought the pilot for an adaptation of her bestselling book, Only to Deceive. Keep an eye out for the series by writer Paul Sciarrotta. Next generation of college grads: Please send me scoop. Amy (Adamonis) and Jeff Bender are excited to have their son Matt commit to play soccer at U of South Carolina, the Gamecocks. Reunion scoop: The Embassy Suites on Angela Boulevard has been deemed the ’92 hotel. Check the Facebook page for reunion updates and any class socials outside of the formal reunion schedule. Thursday happy hour info will be shared at the class dorm or on the weekend schedule. Note the new alumni website and photo directory. Go to my.nd.edu and share family news, minireunions or graduations. I hope to see you at the 30th reunion. Go Irish. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com 


92MBA In the Blink of an Eye

How is it possible that 30 years have passed since we graduated? If you are on Facebook, please join our class page to connect: Notre Dame MBA Class of 92 (on campus program). Any news about a fall reunion will be shared there and hopefully here in next quarter’s update. Gail Boyden stayed busy in 2021. She was selected as a Top 25 DTC Marketer of the Year for 2021 in recognition of her efforts in direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical marketing, helping patients to understand their lung cancer and treatment options. She also completed a six-month financial training program and received a certificate through NYU. David Perkins published another book, this one a short story about a girl learning the blessings of “being nice.” Rachael’s Angel is a sweet story with a simple and valuable lesson. David previously published Concise Overview of Business Valuation of Small and Midsize Private Companies. Both books are available on Amazon. Alice and Dan Ryan welcomed a son-in-law to their family as daughter Lucy was married in Chicago last fall. As always, please send updates. Join our class Facebook page. — Julie Pendell; pendell.julie@gmail.com 


92JD Class SecretaryPaul A. Drey;

6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; bus 515-271-1765; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com 


93 IT, Journalism and Military

After college graduation, Remard Colston started in IT consulting and worked for PwC, IBM and Accenture. He married his wife, Jeanie, from his hometown of Huber Heights OH, which is also the hometown of our new ND football coach, Marcus Freeman. Remard and Jeanie have two children: Marissa, 15, and Alex, 12. Jeanie left her job as a cardiac nurse to raise their kids and is now ready to rejoin the workforce, so they are looking for the safest options possible in the new COVID world. They have lived in Columbus since 2005, where Remard was part of the team that stood up the enterprise HR, finance and business intelligence applications for the state of Ohio. He then went to work for the State and has been managing those systems for the past 10 years. Remard was recently promoted to lead the state’s customer experience component of the InnovateOhio Platform, which means he’s now in charge of the digital identity of State of Ohio citizens and employees and the design and maintenance of State of Ohio websites. It’s not easy living in Columbus as a Notre Dame grad, so he’ll be very happy or miserable after our season opener this year. Following a year as board chair of the Radio Television Digital News Association, Andrea (Armento) Stahlman, news director, WLKY-TV (CBS) in Louisville KY, assumed the chairmanship of its foundation. RTDNF is dedicated to the maintenance of journalistic ethics and the preservation of free speech rights of broadcast journalists. Beginning as an intern at WLKY in 1993, her career evolved from assignment editor, weekend and weeknight news producer, executive producer and assistant news director, prior to her current assignment, which she assumed in 2012. Andrea is also a graduate of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Leadership Training program. She and her husband, Brian, have three sons. Kudos to Air Force Brig. Gen. Marlon E. Crook Sr. on his promotion to brigadier general last October. For civvies like myself who aren’t familiar with chain of command, making brigadier general is a remarkable accomplishment and a prestigious promotion because the law caps the total number of active-duty general officers at 198 for the Air Force. Marlon was Army ROTC while at ND but switched to the Air Force in 1997. He has received multiple major awards and decorations during his years of service. Gen. Crook is the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance & Cyber Effects Operations. As the director, he oversees information networks and security, supporting more than 108,100 military and civilian personnel assigned to 175 geographically separated units throughout the 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. He has commanded at the squadron and group level with significant leadership experience in operational, air staff, command and key joint staff assignments. Despite his military accolades, Marlon says that his greatest accomplishment is his two kids, Amari and Marlon Jr., and getting them through college and grad school despite his career. He is also proud of his community service work, starting the B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe It or Not I Care) program, in each state where he’s lived. I am sorry to share that Karl A. Gordon tragically passed away because of a motor vehicle accident on Oct. 4, seven weeks ahead of his 50th birthday. Karl was a resident of Castle Rock CO, where he worked as a commercial freight pilot for Planemasters Jet Charter Ltd. flying Cessna Grand Caravans. He is a retired Marine Corps combat veteran with over 20 years of service to our country. Connect with me via LinkedIn. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com


93MBA Cards and Letters

I hope this update finds you all healthy and full of joy. I am very old fashioned and love receiving Christmas cards in the mail. I love them so much that I save them year to year. I punch a hole in each one and put them on a ring. Then I put them in a basket and display them each year for all to enjoy. I received a few from our class this year. I cannot imagine the stories they share around those campfires. Bob Silveri’s three daughters are beautiful. They range in age from 9 to 13. During tailgating at the Navy game, I ran across Megan Hilal. Megan and I were math majors at Saint Mary’s before heading to Notre Dame for our MBAs. Megan always has a big smile on her face. Matthew Majikes continues to volunteer countless hours for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). He is hoping their JDRF ride is not postponed in 2022 and is looking for people to join this fundraising effort. Please go to dorights.org to learn more. Kris and Corky Vickers had many family milestones in 2021. In July, Corky planted 600 coffee trees. He said, “Nurturing saplings is like raising kids all over again. Are they too hot or too cold? Are they eating enough? Why is this one thriving and that one struggling? And, like infants, they can’t tell you what the problem is…” They anticipate the coffee trees to have their first partial yield in three years. So, if anyone is in his neighborhood, he said to stop by for a cup of coffee and a tour. His family lives in Bonsall CA. Breton, the older of the two children, graduated from college and Talisen, the younger, is a senior in high school. My next deadline is April 20. Please email me with updates. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD New Columnist, Same Great Classmates

I would be remiss if I did not open my first column by thanking Jamie O’Brien for his years of service by providing updates on our class. I have always enjoyed reading his work and hearing about all of you. Outside of my family, this is the group that I take the most pride in being a member of and my memories of all of you are positive ones. I hope that you will provide me with updates to pass on to those who, like me, keep in their heart many of our class who are too long unseen yet fondly remembered. On a sad note, we lost another of our own too soon, as Rich Wickham passed away in Seattle in November 2020. Rich’s laughter, vibrance and enthusiasm will be long remembered by those of us who shared our Notre Dame experience with him. He will be greatly missed. Please keep his family in your prayers. Please keep Larry Dumas and his family in your prayers as well, as Larry’s father passed away on Christmas Eve. On a happier front, after years of service in the family division of Michigan’s Third Judicial Circuit, Charley Hegarty now sits as a judge in the civil division of the same court. I am anxiously awaiting a client who will ask me to appear in his courtroom pro hac vice and hoping I will have that opportunity before I retire. Kate Smith has been busy graduating from U of San Francisco with a master’s degree in public leadership, attending the Fiesta Bowl with her daughter and joining the increasing number of classmates who share their Wordle results online. I Wordle, too, but some more substantive updates would be appreciated. As an aside, despite the Fiesta Bowl result, I remain bullish on the Freeman era, and I hope others are as well. Thanks also to Kate for alerting me that Domenique (Camacho) Moran was recently quoted by CBS News discussing the considerations for evaluating religious exemptions to vaccine mandates. I continue practicing in New Jersey with a concentration in civil trial work. My son started high school in September and made his school’s mock trial team. My wife, Dana, and I could not be prouder, although I am secretly thankful that they are using a model case that isn’t Potter v. Shrackle. Please stay in touch, let everyone know how you are doing. Hopefully there will be some minireunions in the fall and a large reunion for our 30th only a year away. Stay well. God bless. Go Irish. — Joe DiRienzo; DiRienzo & DiRienzo PA, 116 Saint Paul St., Westfield NJ 07090; res 908-812-2765; bus 908-233-6700; jd1@dirienzo-law.com


94 Class SecretaryJoe Poe;



94MBA And Another Year Turns 

While we aren’t quite back to “normal,” at least we seem to be moving in the right direction. Angela (Stavropoulos) and I are excited to head to London in March to visit our daughter who is studying there, and the plan is to be there at the same time as Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal. I heard via Jenner Davis that Gretchen and Dan Brewer moved back to Detroit from Colorado. Perhaps the proximity to South Bend will allow them to make it to a game this fall. Speaking of football and the fall, several of us are planning to be at the Marshall game. The plan is for Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Jenner, Mark Mildenberger, Scott Steiger, Diana (Stratbucker) Cook, Megan and Dave, and J. Matt Carr, along with Angela and me, to be in attendance. Hilal is also attending Cal, Clemson and possibly UNLV, as well as the OSU game in Columbus. There is momentum building for a trip to Vegas in October when the Irish take on BYU. I know that Tom Bucce is looking into it, as well as a group including Mike D. Mulligan, Kevin P. Dougherty (despite his aversion to Las Vegas), Pierre Nona, Daniel Joseph Pezolt, Matt Kavanaugh, M. Scott Aubry, Chris B. Ohlmeyer, David Pasquale, Chris Zulanas and possibly M. Sean O’Neill. To fill a little more space in the column, and perhaps get more of the class to send me information, I got a great idea from Shannon (Davis) Pezolt ’92SMC to do a “have you heard from” or “where is this person now” shout out. I’ll start with Shannon, who lives in Atlanta with husband Dan and has the ultimate pleasure of spending time with Angela and me. Perhaps a few others? Has anybody heard from Brian Carroll or Brit Railston? How about Beth Bonczek or Laura Tonella? Brian, Brit, Beth and Laura, if you read this, reach out. If somebody else reads this who has contact with them, let me know. You too, Kevin Berch and Dan Gillig. And for goodness’ sake, where are Charles Oliva, Craig Hartman, Miguel Ardaiz and Julie (Ying) Sheng? Chris Nines? I could research on LinkedIn, but where is the fun in that? Please let Angela and me know how you’re doing. I need more info to fill out this column. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com 


94JD Spring Notes

Cathay Viray updated me on the scheduled February West Coast class reunion, with Loretta and Paul Fulkerson joining Mark Yoshida. Although Mark is still busy with Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Los Angeles, he had time to “throw down” to Rick Alvarez regarding the Los Angeles-Tampa Bay Divisional Playoff game. Carin Ojala, director of recruiting and professional development at Warner, Norcross & Judd, in Michigan was also invited. Honorary 3L Jason Baker joined the global insurance company, Zurich Insurance, in the resilience solutions group in Chicago in January. Eric Ruona retired from the FBI in January after 22 years investigating international corruption cases. Kim and Kevin Maloney checked in from Idaho where Kevin is at the US Attorney’s Office, doing mostly asset forfeiture, and Kim is a partner at Givens Pursley, doing mostly transactional law and commercial real estate. Their son Thomas will graduate from ND in May in electrical engineering and is president of the Notre Dame Spikeball Club. (Yes, it is really a thing). Their daughter Maya is a third-year student at Virginia and is an NCAA Division I pole vaulter. Kevin taught a week of trial advocacy in Cali, Colombia, last year and two years ago spent 30 days representing the DOJ at the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Diane and Paul Hurcomb’s son, Gabe, started at Cal Poly in September and is a year behind Mike Cloonan’s son in the same architecture program. Their daughter, Lydia, was next on the college application program and has chosen U of Portland for its nursing programs. Paul has been immersed in COVID employment laws, mandates, requests for exemptions, etc. and finished up six years on the NDLA. Paul was elected president of the local El Paso County (TX) Bar Association. Patty McKinnon is the president of the board of Indiana Legal Services, Inc., a statewide provider of legal services for low-income Hoosiers. She maintains her own private law office as a specialist in family law. Patty recently talked to Adam Hirschfeld. Adam is vice-president and general counsel for International Medical Group Inc., which provides group travel insurance, including international travel insurance. Clint Fedderson is in his sixth year of work as a judge for the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and still pining for a post-pandemic Surreal McCoys show. James Robinette relocated to Springfield MO, his hometown, where he hasn’t lived since 1982. He is general counsel at The Naming Commission. Jamie Billotte Moses completed her second Ironman on Nov. 6. The entire Carrig family met up for Christmas in Puerto Rico. I hope everyone is well. Please send me information and updates for future publication. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com 


95 25th Reunion This June

This June we will have the opportunity to celebrate our 25th reunion, two years late. Plans are in the works for a wonderful weekend. Plan to be on campus June 2-5. With a heavy heart I share that Al Marchetti passed away on Oct. 7 after a 22-month battle with glioblastoma. Al loved Notre Dame and will be remembered for his generous spirit, infectious laugh and love for family and friends. Please keep his wife, Tracy, children Emma, Alex and Mia, his family and friends in your prayers. It was great to hear from Erin (Murray) O’Neill. Erin and her husband, Mike O’Neill, are attorneys, living in Newtown Square PA outside of Philadelphia. They have two daughters, Emmie and Gracie, a senior and sophomore at Episcopal Academy. They are thrilled that Emmie will be attending Notre Dame next year in the Class of 2026. Aimée (Dickey) Gallagher and Bill Gallagher live in Bryn Mawr PA. Bill is a wealth manager for RBC in Conshohocken PA. Aimée is involved in interior design and retail in the area. Their eldest, Molly, is a sophomore nursing major at Clemson U and their son, Will. is committed to play lacrosse at Notre Dame in the Class of 2026. Their youngest daughter, Kate, is a sophomore at Radnor High School. They enjoy the ND Club of Philadelphia and going back to ND for football games. Christine (Shaffer) and Brian Hamilton ’94 live in Fishers IN with their three children. Christine is an exceptional high school math teacher. Christine was excited when their eldest daughter committed to play basketball at Duquesne U because she gets to hang out with her ND roommate Susan (Wassil) McDonald. Sue lives in Mt. Lebanon PA with her husband, Colin, and their three children. Sue is an amazing seventh-grade history teacher and teaches in the same school where her mother, Carol Anne (Hogan) Wassil ’60SMC, taught. Please keep the updates coming. Go Irish. — Molly Donius Boscarino; 745 LeBrun Road, Amherst NY 14226; res 716-834-1893; mdboscarino@gmail.com


95MBA Class SecretaryRenee Werner;

134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; 773-528-3929; renee.werner@alumni.nd.edu


95JD Their Own Words

Laura Villa writes from St. Louis, “I find myself coaching varsity and junior varsity mock trial at my son’s high school, which is quite a challenge for a commercial/M&A attorney.” Bob Boldt, a partner at Kirkland and Ellis in LA, also writes about his children: “My wife Laura and I greatly enjoyed looking for our youngest son, Peter, when the cameras scanned the crowd at ND football games this fall. Peter is a freshman at ND who is off to a great start.” James Smith, a state court judge in Arizona, reports about his recent marriage to “my beautiful wife, Renee, in the ceremonial courtroom in the Arizona Superior Court’s old courthouse, opened in 1929.” Bill Walsh reports on a recent job change and relocation to Raleigh NC to join First Citizens Bank as the chief compliance officer. Thank you for sharing these happy reports. Please stay in touch. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com 


96 Save the Date 

Mark your calendars for our belated 25th reunion June 2-5. This reunion will be the largest ever, welcoming back the Classes of 1995 and 1996, 2015 and 2016, and all classes that end in 2s and 7s, as well as Hispanic alumni and all alumnae. If you’re interested in helping out on any events, please reach out to me. Congratulations to Jamie Malcolm and his husband, who welcomed their daughter Elizabeth Ann into the world this past December. The Malcolm-Ambatlle family, along with twins Ima and Danny, 2, live in the Poconos but spent about a month in Madison WI for Elizabeth’s birth. Jamie was incredibly grateful for the love and support of Wisconsin-based members of the ND family, including a taco night hosted by Jeanne (Coleman) Lydon and her family at her amazing organic farm in Madison; a day spent at the Madison Children’s Museum with Jeanne and Patti (Baniewicz) Girzadas; and for Thanksgiving with Sorin roommate Josh Parker and his beautiful family in Appleton. And finally, for those looking to discuss good books and reconnect with other women in our class, please consider joining the Class of ’96 online women’s book club. Spearheaded by our classmates Erin (Scanlon) Olesky, Laura (Merritt) Bird and Katie Lawler, the group gathers online quarterly, and has been a wonderful opportunity to reestablish old friendships and make new ones. Feel free to reach out to me, Erin, Laura or Katie to get added to the distribution list. I hope to see many of you back on campus. — Kate Crisham; Seattle WA; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov 


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD Moving, Shaking and Retiring

Jenevieve Jetmore-Murphy retired from the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps on Nov. 30 after 21 years of service. She lives in Leavenworth KS with her husband, John, and son, Jakob Murphy. Maria Mucha continues to work in the telecom field but recently started representing a few tech start-ups. She enjoys working with these young geniuses and seeing their creations hit the global marketplace. Working so closely with tech experts has motivated Maria to learn to create an excel spreadsheet, one of her 2022 goals. Maria’s son, Matthew, 10, is quickly becoming a star in the fashion design world. After spending a day with designer Zac Posen and designing a dress for Melissa McCarthy, which she wore on national television, Matthew was asked to show his designs in a fashion show in Orlando last year. He received an invitation for a fashion show this April in Naples FL. Matthew is taking on new clients and Maria looks forward to retiring from law and becoming a full-time momager to Matthew. After 16 years of service to Notre Dame in a variety of senior roles, Greg Dugard has decided to return to the private sector. Greg will join a long term, equity-oriented investment firm, Sator Grove, as its COO. Sator Grove was formed in 2021 by two former members of the Notre Dame investment office, Rick Buhrman ’01 and Paul Buser ’03. Greg will miss the incredible people at the University and the many benefactors who so selflessly give of themselves. Tim Fanning and his wife, Joyce (Bartolome) ’92SMC, moved back to Lake Geneva WI with their son, Andrew, after 10 years in Budapest and Athens (1997-2008) and nearly 15 subsequent years in Manhattan Beach CA. Tim, Joyce and Andrew are excited to be back in the Midwest full time after 25 years. They love playing golf, tennis and boating on Geneva Lake, where Tim was raised. Tim joined Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) as associate general counsel in 1997 and has worked in executive leadership capacities around the world, including regional director of EFT Central Europe, COO of its money transfer division, CEO of pure commerce and most recently, CEO of EFT Americas. Tim and Joyce love keeping up with ND football and ND friends. They are fortunate to frequently go skiing with Jolene and John Romney ’89 in Big Sky MT, and play golf with Jill and Mike Sieja ’91, ’94JD in Richmond VA, Lisa and Adam Hirschfeld ’89, ’94JD in Indianapolis, Nina and Matt Sitzer ’88 in Wilmette IL and Henry Sanchez ’94JD in Los Angeles, as well as Dan Keegan ’91, ’94JD and wife Beth Weisenberger ’91, and Kevin and Kim (Cosgrove) McCarter ’85 when they visit Lake Geneva during the summers. John Romney remains the best snowboarder and outdoorsman, Adam Hirschfeld the best golfer and hunter, and Dan Keegan the most gregarious. Mike Green relocated back to the South Bend area and caught up with yours truly for lunch at Macri’s Italian Kitchen. Mike is a wealth manager with Congress Wealth Management, LLC, and will soon be settling into a new home in nearby Granger with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Teresa and Monica. If you have any personal or professional updates to share, please send them to me. — Christopher Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspatero@gmail.com


97 Updates and Reunion News

Do not forget to register for our 25th Reunion coming up the first weekend in June. If you are interested in helping to plan or to be a part of the reunion, please contact me at the below email. Do not worry, this is not a huge undertaking to help. The University does all the heavy lifting; we are looking for help to make it special for our class. If you would be interested in reading, singing or helping in our class Mass at the Grotto, we would greatly appreciate it. It is an amazing event and a great way to relive our glory days. Please follow our Facebook page for more information, University of Notre Dame-Class of 1997. I am excited to have updates from classmates for this issue. In October 2021, some of Dillon Hall’s finest got together for a twice rescheduled weekend (thanks COVID) in Austin TX. Joining the fun were Steve Greene, Mark Mirabito, Nick Honkamp, Jay Sullivan, TJ Skattum, Matt Lamarche, Matt Wolsfeld, Joe Schimpf, Pete Meyer, Mike Williams, Tim Corbett, Bill Duffy ’98, Pete Dilella and Tim Foley. All are healthy and well and remain grateful for the lifetime of friendships. By unanimous vote, Pete Meyer retained his title of Smartest Man in all of Cadillac MI. Brian Fitzpatrick’s book, The Conservative Case for Class Actions (Chicago 2019), won the Civil Justice Scholarship Award from the Pound Civil Justice Institute. He received the award in a ceremony Feb. 14 in Palm Springs CA. The book will be released in paperback this year. Unfortunately, I have sad news to report as well. Our classmate Peter Thomsen passed away on Oct. 9. He left behind his wife, Molly (Posedel) ’01, ’03 MEd, ’10MA, and two children, James, 8, and Libby, 5. Please keep Peter and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Please stay safe and healthy. Please send me updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Special Edition by Lakshi 

Kellyanne (Keeley) Bezjak relocated to England and is working for the UK entity of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. Kellyanne’s husband works for Ford UK. The Bezjaks are looking forward to the Dublin game in 2023. Classmates in England can reach out to Kellyanne. Joy Gaffud-Vaze reports all are healthy. She and family visited DC, touring all the sites: White House, Lincoln Memorial, American History Museum. Joy reports they managed a New Year’s Eve party with friends and no mishaps. She’s looking forward to traveling soon. Big news from Ulster County: JJ Evans is an assistant district attorney in the major crimes bureau of the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office. I received an awesome update from Lakshi Lakshmanan and thought I’d let you read it in its entirety: “Dear Paul, I loved reading your Pivot-free Updates in ND Magazine. Grazie Mille. I particularly loved your warm narration and humor. I was delighted to hear about our dear friends Anthony, Heather, Paola, MaryBeth, Katie, Raissa, Tim, Kerry, Stu, Joy and Vanessa. I was glad to know they all found ways to kick COVID and safely get together with family and friends. After nearly two years of not stirring out of St. Louis, last year I traveled to Chennai, India, for three weeks, to attend a couple of weddings, reunions and spend quality time with family and friends. Finally, I got to hold our 10th grandniece. I spent a week in Dubai on my way back and visited the Expo 2020. What an experience. I covered about 30 country pavilions. It was just fascinating. I returned home and then left for London on a 12-day holiday trip to experience Christmas and New Year’s in London in the company of our various circles of friends: banking circles, music circles, ex-colleagues from India and the US, and friends from our Jakarta days. One of the highlights was meeting a business tycoon Vijay Mallya, whom I had worked for in 1986-91, in his palatial residence in central London. I was surprised he remembered me after 30 years. He was a picture of grace, genuine warmth and magnanimity. After so much travel and RT-PCR COVID testing, my nostrils are perhaps the cleanest in town. Now the virus is scared of me. I heard from our friends Maria Kicheeva, Bill Asch, Rishi Sadarangani and Adam Jones over the past few months. They seem to be doing well in their careers and lives. It brought back lovely memories like Anthony Jowid at the South Bend airport to receive Rekha and me on the date of our arrival in 1995. It was so extremely kind and unforgettable. Mary Beth Pinard’s tongue-in-cheek humor both in casual conversations and in marketing case presentations. Raissa’s stunning presence and thoughtful presentations in class. Tim’s hilarious exposition of Poisson Distribution. Kerry’s most diligent analysis and succinct presentation of Danaher stock. Stu Fortener’s dedication and commitment to ND student relations and socials. And not to forget, Paul Mongelluzo’s standup comedy and witty one-liners during the MBA talent show. Our 25th anniversary is coming up this year. I hope to reconnect with many of you and get to see you again after so long. Warmest regards, Lakshi.” Thank you, Lakshi, and thanks to all the MBAs who contributed to this column. Please stay in touch. You can find me on LinkedIn as Paul Anthony. — Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo; cell and text 646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com 


97JD Spring Update 

Scott Sroka reports that he has joined the Justice Department as the first assistant US attorney in the Western District of New York, headquartered in Buffalo. Jack and I are excited that our daughter, Emma, will start at Notre Dame this fall. Send me a note with news, let me know what’s happening or just say hi. The next updates are due in mid-April. Go Irish. — Julie Vales; cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com


98 Remembering Erik and Larry

Beloved husband, son, brother, nephew, uncle, colleague, cat dad and friend to all of us, Erik Burns, passed away on Dec. 10, less than 13 months after being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic colon cancer. Erik started his professional career in Chicago with PricewaterhouseCoopers before eventually settling into a job with Tribune Media, where he rose through the ranks and stayed for nearly 20 years. During a brief stint working for the Los Angeles Times, he met the love of his life, actor Benjamin Sprunger, in 2006. The two relocated back to Chicago, where they were inseparable partners before legally marrying in Provincetown MA. It was a wedding that many friends and family still contend was the best wedding that they had the good fortune to attend. A friend to all and generous to a fault, Erik laughed louder than most, loved life in a way that many would find enviable, and never turned down an opportunity to celebrate with anyone. Larry Broderick passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 26. He served the parish of Saint Anthony of Padua, West Harrison NY, as director of music. After family and friends, his greatest joy was music. He learned concert piano at Hoff-Barthelson Music School. He discovered his vocal talent by joining the Notre Dame Glee Club. He was a professional tenor, trained at The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and Career Bridges. He sought to provide the solace and strength that can come through song. Larry will be missed by all who experienced his dedication, heart and voice. Dr. Tim Cordes, a board-certified general and addiction psychiatrist has been appointed associate director of psychiatry at University Health Services, U of Wisconsin-Madison. Tim has been with UHS since 2018. He previously held positions as medical director of addiction services at the William S. Middleton Veteran’s Hospital and addiction psychiatry fellowship director at UW Health. He is a clinical associate professor with the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Eric and Mary (Gillard) Anderson wanted to share that their daughter, Elle, runs on the cross country team at Loyola Academy (Go Ramblers) in Wilmette IL with Jill Jamieson-Mackie’s daughter, Morgan. The girls had a great season, contributing to the team’s 10th-place finish at the state meet. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98JD Class SecretaryChris Putt;

mobile 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com


99 Class SecretaryErin (Wysong) Martin;



99 MBA Class SecretaryChristy (Hayes) King;


99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;